Derby may seem like a quiet town on the surface, but reports say that it has the 14 th highest crime rate in Connecticut. The crime rate is indicative of the struggles and obstacles that many residents face. You may feel as though you have to face your trials alone, but in reality there is help available to you.

Counselors in the Derby area are able to talk with you and help you identify and overcome the obstacles in your life. These confidential therapists can help you examine your feelings of despair and downtrodden life problems and help you find happiness. Contact a counselor today.

This is Estelle Lakritz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MBA/Finance,LMFT,MMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

The relationship between a counselor and client should be one in which a client feels safe, understood and able to articulate his/her concerns in a nonjudgmental, nurturing and genuine manner. I have been in private practice for approximately 13 years. I have extensive experience working with individuals and families for over 20 years. I enjoy my work and approach each individual's unique needs in a holistic and compassionate manner. I have an eclectic approach to working with individuals and families which is collaborative and strength based. It is important...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PSY,D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

My name is Dr. Vicki Carter. I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Capella University, 2008. I specialize in trauma and mood disorders. My theoretical approaches are Rogerian and Psycho-analytic. Yet I do integrate, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral within my practice. I teach online for Post University and Ottawa. Both experiences provide insight to career counseling . I have conducted therapy for individuals, couples, and adolescents. I am of Christian faith and will integrate ABIDE as apart of healing from a Christian perspective. All ...

This is Lisa Richardson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome to Better Help. Your journey into self-care has begun with your efforts to find a solution for change. Please let me introduce myself. I am Lisa Richardson a licensed mental health counselor for the past 10 years with a license in Florida - MH11228, and in Connecticut - LPC001923. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. My counseling degree is a Masters of Arts in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College. I have a private practice in Florida which opened in 2015, before, I have worked at community mental health facilities in Connecticut...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Ms Reisman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the College of Saint Elizabeth in New Jersey as well as, a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. She started her career in Social Work at Family Services of Greater Waterbury and at the prior Child Guidance Clinic in Waterbury. Ms. Reisman has provided testimony on several occasions to the Legislature regarding Children’s Mental Health Issues and continues to advocate for children and families on the state and local level. As a special note, she is also a foster/adopti...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Jeff Velleca, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut. I have over 7 years of experience facilitating individual, family and group therapy to individuals experiencing a wide range of mental health and substance use disorders. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and trauma. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, and my Master of Professional Counseling degree at Central Connecticut State University. In some of my recen...

This is Donna Camerota's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience in Behavioral Health. I have worked with clients with difficulties in relationships, mood instability, anxiety, and general difficulty with self esteem or finding their own path. I work from a person centered approach of finding each persons individual strengths and their resiliency in order to make impactful changes in their lives. Treatment practices include CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength Based Treatment.

This is Chloe Smith's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Connecticut. I received my BSW from NYU and my MSW from Columbia University in Manhattan. I have worked with clients of all ages with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, ADHD, behavioral issues, and eating disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse whom started to exhibit PTSD symptoms. I am very warm and approachable. I want everyone who I work with to feel at ease speaking with me. I bel...

This is Maureen Sulliman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Connecticut with over 10 years of experience working as a Counselor. I have worked with clients in different age groups and phases of life, experiencing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, parenting and co-parenting challenges, relationship issues, low self esteem and self image issues. I have worked with many clients who have experienced various types of trauma, as well as those who have been struggling with issues of grief, loss, and life transitions. I have worked with Servicemembers, Veterans ...

This is Yslande Vilsaint 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Lpc
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Sometimes life puts us in tough situations that can often feel overwhelming. Facing these challenges alone can have a negative impact on a person. For some, it can feel burdensome sharing our feelings with friends and family. I approach my work with acceptance and compassion. Creating a safe place where you feel comfortable sharing your story. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of CT with 10 years of experience working as a clinician with clients from all walks of life. I have experience working with diverse population and people of different ...

This is Phyllis Lambert's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Phyllis lives in Colorado with her two dogs Gabby and Tinkerbell! Where she enjoys the outdoors and beauty Colorado has to offer. Currently, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor with licenses in CT and WY. Phyllis has over 20 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. She has extensively worked with a diverse range clients from elementary age children through seniors. Much of her experience with these populations includes working addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, attention deficit/hyperactiv...

This is Kathleen Schober's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hi there. My name is Kate and I bring with me, to Betterhelp, over 14 years of post-master clinical experience in Connecticut. After earning my Masters at Fordham University, I gained valuable career experience through working in Substance Abuse out-patient rehab, Elderly psych support services, Emergency Room Psychiatric Crisis Intervention and private practice. My approach can best be described as warm, respectful, non-judgmental encouragement with a smidge of humor thrown in. I utilize an eclectic array of treatment models tailoring them, as we go along...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 45

I am a talented and dedicated professional with comprehensive expertise in providing effectual clinical services. I enjoy my work immensely. Throughout my career, I have consistently demonstrated my exceptional skills in providing therapeutic services to a wide ranging population. My warm, supportive and therapeutic collaboration with clients includes, without limitation, understanding problems, defining goals, developing realistic action plans as well as providing psychotherapy to improve an individual’s health. I offer my first-rate services and diligent w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MSW,CPST
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Dr. Faith Bailey, LCSW and I have a significant history of counseling others in a warm and interactive manner. I am trained in Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Mediation, Metaphysical Thought, Tapping, Reiki and more ! I have worked with diverse populations and look forward to working with you! I am sensitive, passionate, goal oriented and mindful of you needs. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have ...

This is Michelle Rumery's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Connecticut with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I am trained on trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as experience using exposure therapy, play therapy, solution focused theory, mindfulness and grounding exercises for adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD. I believe that you are the expert of your story and t...

This is Heidi Holmes's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am able to provide talk therapy, client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based practices, trauma informed therapy, and a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Connecticut and have a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). I have over 6 years of experience working with clients facing a variety of issues in life including anxiety, fear, depression, sadness, grief, life ...

This is Lee Chambers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Georgia and Connecticut, a master addiction counselor (MAC), and a master-level registered addiction specialist (M-RAS). I have 12 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, substance use disorder counselor, and addiction specialist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including stressor- and trauma-related disorders (i.e., acute stress reaction, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, stress management, relationship issues (i.e., couples ...

This is Melissa Henry's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Connecticut with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Debra Allen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in New York with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Denise Demers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in Connecticut with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have experience working with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. My...

This is Annika Richards's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Connecticut with 3+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Derby? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Derby area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.
 
First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Derby' and find the one that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Derby, or elsewhere in the New Haven county or state of Connecticut.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Derby therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Derby counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Derby, CT ranges from $85-$150.
 
Some therapists in the state of Connecticut will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Derby and elsewhere throughout the state of Connecticut, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Derby offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.
 
Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Derby has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Derby, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). While helping to develop healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people who you see everyday.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Derby therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 12631 people in the city of Derby, CT finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 06418 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Derby therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Derby, Connecticut can serve:

06418

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Derby' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Derby's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Derby, Connecticut?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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